Posts Tagged ‘ war ’

Measured responses in Israel-Gaza conflict

July 22, 2014
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Cagle Post
by Dave Granlund  

Cartoon. (07/21/14)

http://www.cagle.com/2014/07/israel-vs-gaza/  

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Iraq: Ten killed in airstrike north of Baghdad

July 22, 2014
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"Ten people were killed, including a mother and three children, in a government air strike on a militant-controlled town north of Baghdad on Monday, hospital sources and witnesses said. The attack targeted the town of Hawija, 230-km from the capital, which is controlled by Muslim insurgents from the Islamic State and other groups opposed to Iraq’s government." (07/22/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kbwqxc5  

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Afghanistan: Suicide blast kills four

July 22, 2014
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Deutsche Welle [Germany]    

"An explosion near Kabul International Airport has killed four people, including three foreign advisers. Police said a counter-narcotics department was the target. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. Police said the explosion in central Kabul on Tuesday killed at least four people close to the capital's civilian and military airport." (07/22/14)

http://www.dw.de/suicide-blast-near-kabul-airport/a-17799298  

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UN, Kerry to renew Israel-Hamas ceasefire effort as death toll grows

July 21, 2014
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CTV [Canada]    

"The UN chief and the U.S. secretary of state headed to Cairo on Monday to try to end two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting that has killed at least 508 Palestinians and 20 Israelis and displaced tens of thousands of Gaza residents. The new cease-fire efforts by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry followed the deadliest day of fighting since the escalation erupted on July 8." (07/21/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pfvcl5t  

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Iraq: Overnight attacks kill 16

July 21, 2014
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday .... mortar rounds rained down on Shiite neighborhoods in the town of Mahmoudiya on Sunday night, killing 11 civilians and wounding 31, a police official said. ... in Baghdad's western suburb of Abu Ghraib, a roadside bomb struck an army patrol, killing two soldiers and three volunteers who took up arms following the Sunni militant push across Iraq in recent weeks." (07/21/14)

http://www.thedailystar.net/overnight-attacks-in-iraq-kill-16-34268  

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Afghanistan: Suicide bombing kills two

July 21, 2014
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NDTV [India]    

"A suicide bomber targeted a police convoy in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Monday, killing two people, a policeman and a civilian, a local official said. The attack took place in the Helmand provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, said Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor. He said the explosion also wounded 15 people -- eight policemen and seven civilians." (07/21/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pxs4ofa  

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Libya: 47 killed in airport clashes

July 21, 2014
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Times of India [India]    

"Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the international airport in the capital, Tripoli, have killed 47 people over the past 24 hours, Libya's health ministry said. ... The weeklong battle over the airport is being waged by a powerful militia from the western city of Zintan, which controls the facility, and Islamist-led militias, including fighters from Misrata, east of Tripoli." (07/21/14)

http://tinyurl.com/oprpfe8  

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DPR: Ukraine, Russia point fingers over downed Malaysian airliner

July 18, 2014
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Fox News    

"As pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government traded charges about who was behind the surface-to-air missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines jet with 298 aboard Thursday, [Donetsk People's Republic personnel] on Friday said they have found 'most' of the plane's recording devices. ... [DPR spokesperson]Alexander Borodai told Reuters that Ukrainian military forces shot the jet down, but Kiev denied involvement and labeled the incident a 'terrorist act.' Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukraine bore responsibility for the crash, but he did not address the question of who might have shot it down and didn't accuse Ukraine of doing so." (07/18/14)

http://tinyurl.com/qctn2xe  

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Afghanistan: Two killed, 14 injured in “accidental” bomb explosion

July 18, 2014
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Daily Sabah [Turkey]    

"Two people, including a Taliban militant, were killed Friday and 14 others injured after an apparently accidental explosion in eastern Afghanistan, an official said. 'An enemy of the people was carrying a bomb on his motorbike, but it exploded on the way in Mehtarlam city,' said Sarhadi Zwak, spokesman for the governor of Laghman province. The bomber and one civilian nearby were killed, Zwak said." (07/18/14)

http://tinyurl.com/qb8zjz6  

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Pakistan: Nine killed in shootout, blast

July 18, 2014
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"Two Pakistani policemen and a Taliban fighter have been killed in a shootout in the city of Lahore a short distance from the prime minister's family home, police have said. In a separate incident, six people were killed by a roadside bomb on the outskirts of the northwestern town of Hangu. The Lahore gun battle lasted several hours and took place just over two kilometres from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's private family residence, police said." (07/18/14)

http://tinyurl.com/n7vhxp3  

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Report: Israel-Gaza ceasefire deal reached

July 17, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"A comprehensive ceasefire agreement has been reached between Israel and Gaza, an Israeli official has told the BBC. The ceasefire is due to take effect on Friday at 06:00 local time (04:00 GMT). Earlier, Palestinian militants fired three mortars from Gaza at Israel during a brief humanitarian ceasefire, Israeli security forces say. Some 227 Palestinians have died in Israeli air strikes since the current crisis began on 8 July. Militant rockets have killed one Israeli." (07/17/14)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28344637  

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Iraq: Regime forces repel militant attack, kill 15

July 17, 2014
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"raqi security forces repelled an insurgent attack on a northern Shiite Turkmen town, killing 15 militants, an official said Thursday. The attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) insurgents and allied Sunni Islamist extremists on the town of Amirli took place Wednesday, said Talib al-Bayati, an official from the nearby town of Suleiman Bek." (07/17/14)

http://tinyurl.com/oh7r9h5  

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Afghanistan: Four killed in Kabul airport attack

July 17, 2014
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Washington Times    

"Gunmen carried out a predawn rocket attack on Kabul International Airport on Thursday, temporarily shutting down the facility and setting off a gunbattle with security forces .... Kabul Police Chief Mohammed Zahir Zahir later said four of the attackers were killed and that the attack was halted without any civilian or police casualties." (07/17/14)

http://tinyurl.com/p5k65qj  

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Pakistan: US drone terrorists murder 15

July 17, 2014
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Columbus Dispatch    

"A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least 15 people in northwestern Pakistan yesterday, the deadliest such attack in at least a year. The strike hit a house in North Waziristan -- where the Pakistani military is engaged in a month-old battle against the Pakistani Taliban and other militant groups -- as well as a vehicle that was passing nearby, local intelligence officials said." (07/17/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nb2qmz4  

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Obama, Merkel to coordinate possible new sanctions against Russia

July 16, 2014
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Cihan [Turkey]    

"US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced late Tuesday they are ready to coordinate possible new sanctions against Russia, according to the White House statement issued on the results of the phone conversation between the two leaders. ... The two leaders stated that Moscow should call on independence supporters in [Donetsk People's Republic] to lay down arms and release all hostages. Obama and Merkel once again accused Russia of supplying self-defense militia with arms and fighters, although President Vladimir Putin had repeatedly denied the allegations ..." (07/16/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pzmtkdb  

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Gaza: Israel intensifies air strikes

July 16, 2014
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CTV [Canada]    

"Israel on Wednesday intensified air attacks on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort, targeting the homes of four senior leaders of the Islamic militant movement. It also told tens of thousands of residents to leave Gaza's border areas ahead of more strikes. The Palestinian death toll in nine days of fighting rose to 204, with some 1,450 wounded, Palestinian health officials said. On the Israeli side, one man was killed and several people were wounded since the fighting erupted on July 8." (07/16/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lzkzajx  

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Pakistan: Regime forces capture Taliban commander as US drone terrorists murder 15

July 16, 2014
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"Pakistani security forces captured a key Taliban commander linked to a 2003 assassination attempt on former President Pervez Musharraf, officials said Wednesday as a U.S. drone strike killed 15 militants near the country's border with Afghanistan. Adnan Rashid, a former air force officer-turned-militant, was arrested during a raid last Friday on a militant hideout in Pakistan's troubled northwestern tribal region, following a tip from local sources, two intelligence officials told the Associated Press." (07/16/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nzy2hlo  

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Iraq: Regime troops launch airborne assault on Tikrit

July 15, 2014
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Haaretz [Israel]    

"Iraq's army launched an assault Tuesday morning to try to retake the militant-held northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, an officer and a soldier involved in the attack told Reuters. ... The officer and soldier said the military attacked from the village of Awja, some 8 km south of the city. The army retook Awja, the birthplace of Saddam, on the night of July 3, and has been trying to push north since." (07/15/14)

http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.605186  

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Israel approves truce, Hamas undecided; rocket attacks continue

July 15, 2014
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The Globe and Mail [Canada]    

"Palestinian militants fired rockets at Israel on Tuesday after it agreed to an Egyptian proposal to end the week-old Gaza conflict, and a Hamas leader said the Islamist group was still undecided on whether to accept the ceasefire. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas that Israel will intensify its week-long campaign against Gaza militants if Hamas rejects the ceasefire." (07/15/14)

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/israel-gaza/article19608760/  

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Ukrainian solders killed in DPR, Kiev regime points at Moscow over air strike

July 15, 2014
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Reuters    

"At least six Ukrainian soldiers were killed in renewed attacks on government military posts and checkpoints by pro-Moscow separatists near the [Donetsk People's Republica's] border with Russia, the Ukrainian military said on Tuesday. There were also reports of an air strike killing four civilians in the small town of Snizhne, for which Kiev denied responsibility and appeared to point a finger at Russia -- two days after Moscow threatened retaliation for the death of man when a shell landed on the Russian side of the border." (07/15/14)

http://tinyurl.com/p5z8lch  

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Afghan official: Blast at market in east kills 38

July 15, 2014
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Houston Chronicle    

"A suicide bomber on Tuesday blew up his car packed with explosives near a busy market and a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 38 people and wounding scores, officials said. Mohammad Reza Kharoti, an administration chief, said the attack in the Urgun district of Paktika province also wounded more than 40 people. All the casualties were civilians, Kharoti said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which also destroyed several shops." (07/15/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lhw4f89  

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The battle for Baghdad

July 14, 2014
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Patrick Cockburn  

"Shock at the disintegration of the army in Mosul and other Sunni-majority districts of northern Iraq is still determining the mood in Baghdad weeks later. The debacle marks the end of a distinct period in Iraqi history: the period between 2006 and 2014 when the Iraqi Shia under Maliki sought to dominate the country much as the Sunni had done under Saddam Hussein. The Shias’ feeling of disempowerment after the Mosul collapse has been so unexpected that they believe almost any other disaster is possible." (07/14/14)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/07/14/the-battle-for-baghdad-2/  

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Israel pounds northern Gaza after warning residents to flee

July 14, 2014
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Los Angeles Times    

"Prompting thousands to flee, Israel warned some residents of the crowded Gaza Strip to leave their homes Sunday and then unleashed an aerial bombardment of sites it says are used by Islamic militants to launch rockets at major Israeli population centers. About 17,000 people from the Beit Lahiya area in the northern Gaza Strip streamed for protection into United Nations-run facilities. ... In Gaza, the death toll rose to at least 167, fueling international alarm over the casualty count. The U.N. says the majority of the victims have been civilians. Seventeen members of one extended family were killed late Saturday when a home and nearby mosque were hit. More than 1,000 people have been injured." (07/13/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pcvfelk  

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Russia warns Ukraine after fatal shelling

July 14, 2014
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Al Jazeera [Qatar]    

"Russia has promised to respond with 'irreversible consequences' to a 'dangerous escalation' of violence near its border, after a Russian man was killed and two women injured by shells fired across the Ukraine border. Alexander Titov, a spokesman for the regional government in Rostov, told the Russian news agency Itar Tass that a shell damaged two homes at about 5.20am GMT in Donetsk, a town of the same name as the city in [Donetsk People's Republic, which recently seceded from Ukraine and has been invaded by Ukrainian forces]. ... Ukraine has denied firing on Russian territory, and suggested the attack could have been the work of pro-Russian rebels trying to provoke Moscow to intervene on their behalf. The rebels denied they were responsible." (07/13/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pvoewyb  

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Pakistan: Regime jets, artillery kill 18

July 14, 2014
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NDTV [India]    

"Pakistani jets and artillery pounded militant hideouts in a lawless tribal district, killing 18 foreign and local insurgents in a massive ongoing offensive against the Taliban, officials said on Sunday. Air strikes were carried out in Mosaki area, 25 kilometres (15 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan on Sunday while artillery shelled militant hideouts in Kharkamar area, 30 kilometres west of Miranshah on Saturday night." (07/13/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ospqt42  

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